Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Detailed Paper Quilling Art by Vietnamese artist Ho Bao Tran

Vietnamese artist Ho Bao Tran creates amazing quilled paintings. After earning her graduate degree in Ceramics from the College of Fine Arts, Tran soon realized her true passion lied somewhere else. While browsing through art websites, quilling caught her attention. She was instantly fascinated by how the strips of paper could be rolled and turned to form art. The artist collects magazines to trim paper and cut them into strips to meticulously quill them into detailed shapes. 

Tran spends anywhere from 5 to 7 days to quill a painting measuring 30x40 cm depending on the difficulty of the piece. Each 2mm thin strip is rolled into oval or circular shape, and put vertically that gives the three dimensional appearance. Unlike watercolors, it's hard to create a desired color, so Tran mixes two strips of colored paper to match the colors of her original subject. Her work has gained her customers both nationally and internationally. She got featured in Leisure & Travel magazines. 


Barbara said...


Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing work.

Unknown said...

Can I dare to tryout one of your creation?